Aston Villa reportedly set to send in new bid for Smith-Rowe
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Aston Villa reportedly set to send in new bid for Smith-Rowe

Aston Villa are expected to re-enter the race for Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe.

Last season, Smith Rowe grew to prominence at the Emirates Stadium, stepping up in the face of Mikel Arteta's lack of inventiveness in midfield, notably in the months leading up to the signing of Martin Odegaard on loan from Arsenal.

Smith Rowe became an instant fan favorite after graduating from Arsenal's youth, and Fabrizio Romano has hinted that a new deal could be on the cards.

On Friday, Kieran Tierney signed a new contract, and it's been suggested that Smith Rowe might be next in line for a contract extension that would keep the 20-year-old with the club until 2026.

While Arsenal tries to extend the midfielder's contract, Premier League rivals Aston Villa are apparently sniffing around again after having a £25 million offer rejected previously.

According to the Express and Star, Arsenal quickly rejected the previous bid, but Villa remains ‘unfazed' in their pursuit of him and will seek a deal this summer.

Smith Rowe became a regular last season, making 33 senior appearances across all competitions, given Arteta's evident desire to give new players a chance, it seems doubtful that the teenager, who came through Arsenal's youth to become a first-team star, will jump ship to join Villa.